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June 04, 1956
June 04, 1956

Table of Contents
June 4, 1956

Spectacle
Events & Discoveries
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Preview
Baseball
Acknowledgments
Sea Test
Horse Racing
Dogs
The Outdoor Week
The Sporting Look
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

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TEAM STANDINGS

This Week (5/21—5/27)

Season (to May 27)

NATIONAL LEAGUE

St. Louis

5-1

.833

...

Milwaukee

16-9

.640

....

Milwaukee

3-1

.750

1

St. Louis

22-13

.629

....

Pittsburgh

3-1

.750

1

Pittsburgh

18-13

.581

1

Cincinnati

2-2

.500

2

Cincinnati

18-14

.563

Brooklyn

1-3

.250

3

Brooklyn

17-14

.548

2

New York

1-3

.250

3

New York

14-18

.438

Philadelphia

1-3

.250

3

Philadelphia

10-21

.323

9

Chicago

1-3

.250

3

Chicago

8-21

.276

10

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Chicago

3-1

.750

...

New York

25-12

.676

....

New York

4-2

.667

...

Cleveland

20-14

.588

Kansas City

4-3

.571

½

Boston

18-16

.529

Washington

3-3

.500

1

Chicago

15-14

.517

6

Detroit

3-4

.429

Baltimore

16-19

.457

8

Cleveland

2-3

.400

Detroit

15-21

.417

Baltimore

1-2

.333

Washington

15-21

.417

Boston

2-4

.333

2

Kansas City

14-21

.400

10

TEAM LEADERS

Batting

H.R.

Pitching

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Mil

Bruton

.363

Crandall

6

Crone

3-1

St L

Repulski

.391

Boyer

10

McDaniel

4-0

Pitt

Long

.419

Long

13

Friend

7-2

Cin

Bailey

.350

Post

11

Lawrence

5-0

Bkn

Snider

.330

Hodges

7

Newcombe

6-3

NY

Mueller

.276

Katt
Spencer

5
5

Antonelli
Hearn

3-3
3-3

Phil

Ashburn

.290

Ennis

7

Roberts

5-4

Chi

Fondy

.315

Banks

10

Rush

2-2

AMERICAN LEAGUE

NY

Mantle

.424

Mantle

17

Ford

6-1

Clev

Wertz

.310

Smith
Wertz

6
6

Lemon

6-1

Bost

Vernon

.344

Gernert

9

Brewer

6-1

Chi

Lollar

.330

Lollar
Minoso

2
2

Pierce

5-1

Balt

Boyd

.357

Gardner
Triandos

5
5

Zuverink

2-1

Det

Maxwell

.361

Maxwell

8

Hoeft

4-2

Wash

Runnels

.349

Sievers

11

Chakales
Ramos

3-1
3-1

KC

Slaughter

.318

Lopez

9

Ditmar

4-3

HEROES AND GOATS

THE SEASON (to May 27))

BEST

WORST

Batting (NL)

Long, Pitt, .419

Hamner, Phil, .158

Batting (AL)

Mantle, NY, .424

Francona, Balt, .156

Home run hitters (NL)

Long, Pitt, 13
(1 per 9½ AB)

Temple, Cin, 1
(1 per 140 AB)

Home run hitters (AL)

Mantle, NY, 17
(1 per 8 AB)

Kuenn, Det, 1
(1 per 146 AB)

Pitching (NL)

Lawrence, Cin, 5-0

Hacker, Chi, 0-4

Pitching (AL)

Brewer, Bost, 6-1
Ford, NY, 6-1
Lemon, Clev, 6-1

Maas, Det, 0-4

ERA (NL)

Crone, Mil, 1.80

Jones, Chi, 8.33

ERA (AL)

Ford, NY, 1.16

Maas, Det, 8.10

Strikeouts (NL)

Friend, Pitt, 49
(5 per game)

Minner, Chi, 10
(3 per game)

Strikeouts (AL)

Score, Clev, 67
(10 per game)

Kucks, NY, 16
(2½ per game)

RUNS PRODUCED

Runs Scored

Teammates Batted In

Total Runs Produced

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Boyer, St L (.353)

26

25

51

Musial, St L (.293)

23

27

50

Long, Pitt (.419)

26

23

49

Moon, St L (.341)

27

19

46

Jablonski, Cin (.270)

19

18

37

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Mantle, NY (.424)

41

26

67

Sievers, Wash (.281)

29

21

50

Lopez, KC (.308)

29

19

48

Kuenn, Det (.342)

24

23

47

Bauer, NY (.205)

30

16

46

THE WEEK'S BEST (5/21—5/27)

NATIONAL LEAGUE

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Batting

Long, Pitt, .563

Mantle, NY, .571

Home runs

Long, Pitt, 4

Sievers, Wash, 5

RBI

Musial, St L, 10

Sievers, Wash, 12

Strikeouts

Mizell, St L, 13

Lary, Det, 12

THE ROOKIES

NATIONAL LEAGUE

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Batting

Walls, Pitt, .356

Aparicio, Chi, .256

Home runs

F. Robinson, Cin, 8

Colavito, Clev, 2
Francona, Balt, 2
Malzone, Bost, 2

RBI

Walls, Pitt, 16

Malzone, Bost, 11

Pitching

McDaniel, St L, 4-0

Sisler, Bost, 2-1